Recent Advances in Techniques & Technology Transform Adult Spine Stabilization Surgery

Recent Advances in Techniques & Technology Transform Adult Spine Stabilization Surgery

 

Advancements in fixation techniques and technology are revolutionizing spine stabilization surgery for adults with spinal column deformities. Marc Agulnick, MD collaborates at Winthrop-University Hospital with neurosurgeon Benjamin Cohen, MD to correct adult spine deformities that cause progressive, debilitating pain in the back or lower extremities.

With ongoing advanced training and a clear understanding of the surgical innovations transforming their specialty, Drs. Agulnick and Cohen are at the forefront of their field, tailoring their approach to each patient's unique condition. "Every deformity is different, and every surgical approach varies to accommodate that difference," explained Dr. Cohen. "But our goals are the same for patients: to eliminate pressure on spinal nerves, stop the deformity's progression, minimize back pain and neurogenic leg symptoms and finish with a balanced spine."

Full text of this article can be found on pp 10-11 of the Fall 2009 issue of Winthrop University Hospital's Progressive Neuroscience

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